Subcompact | 9 mm Luger


The already legendary G43 is a GLOCK Single stack, 9 mm Luger caliber pistol. It is ultra-concealable, accurate and a fantastic tool for all shooters regardless of one’s hand size. The grip has a built-in beaver tail design which allows the shooter to acquire a high and tight grip. The aggressive texture of the grip surface allows for comfortable and reliable operation of the pistol. The large magazine catch makes quick work of removing the six round magazine. Engineered based on the same superlative standards that GLOCK is famous for, the tiny G43 tolerates the same torture tests all its bigger brothers in the GLOCK pistol family withstand.

SLIMLINE DESIGN - developed for concealed carry

Size comparison of G43 and G19 Gen5
GLOCK G43 - safe action system

Safe Action® System

Three safeties disengage sequentially as the trigger is pulled and automatically reengage when the trigger is released.
Same trigger pull for each shot – short trigger reset.

Learn more about the Safe Action® System
GLOCK G43 - surface refinement

Surface refinement

The surface of the GLOCK slide and barrel is black and non reflective. All GLOCK metal parts are subject to a surface treatment making them corrosion and salt water resistant.
GLOCK G43 - polymer frame

Polymer frame

The durable and lightweight polymer frame absorbs recoil due to the dampening characteristics of the polymer. 
GLOCK G43 - slimline RTF

Special grip texture

The slimline RTF was designed to enhance grip traction, without being too aggressive.
GLOCK G43 - reversible magazine catch

Reversible magazine catch

The magazine catch of the slimline frame is reversible and enlarged towards the rear of the pistol. For left and right handed users.
GLOCK G43 - magazine with extension

Magazine with extension

A magazine with extensions is available for securing the grip and better ergonomics.
GLOCK G43 - barrel profile

Barrel profile

The polygonal barrel is easy to clean and its better bullet to barrel fit increases the velocity of the projectile.
GLOCK G43 - loaded chamber indicator

Loaded chamber indicator

A visible and palpable indicator is located on the extractor.
GLOCK G43 - slide stop lever

Slide stop lever

A fully functional slide stop lever stops the slide in the rearward position after having fired the last round in the magazine. 
GLOCK G43 - trigger distance

Trigger distance

The trigger distance of the slimline pistols is reduced compared to other GLOCK models. The grip angle is equivalent to the larger pistols in the GLOCK lineup.  
GLOCK G43 - polymer sights

Standard GLOCK sights

The dimensions of the standard GLOCK rear sights were reduced to fit the slim slide. 
GLOCK G42 - single stack magazine

Single stack magazine

The magazine of the GLOCK slimline pistols has a single stack design to reduce its dimensions to a minimum. The metal insert is covered by a polymer coating. 

9 mm Luger


Safe Action®

Mag. Capacity

Standard: 6

Barrel Length

86,5 mm | 3.41 inch


without magazine

460 g | 16.23 oz


with empty magazine

510 g | 17.99 oz


with loaded magazine**

585 g | 20.64 oz

Trigger Pull***

24 N

1 LENGTH (OVERALL)* 159 mm | 6.26 inch
2 SLIDE LENGTH 154 mm | 6.06 inch
3 WIDTH (OVERALL) 27 mm | 1.06 inch
4 SLIDE WIDTH 22 mm | 0.87 inch
5 HEIGHT INCL. MAG. 108 mm | 4.25 inch
6 Sight Radius POLYMER 133 mm | 5.24 inch
Sight Radius STEEL 132 mm | 5.20 inch
Sight Radius GNS 131 mm | 5.16 inch
7 TRIGGER DISTANCE* 65 mm | 2.56 inch

* FOR GEN4/GEN5 MODELS and G44: Check out the Gen5, Gen4 and G44 technology pages for medium/large beavertail backstraps (G19X and G45 see below).
Technical Data are rounded and do not reflect tolerances – they may be altered without notice! Subject to technical changes.
Dimensions of GLOCK pistol G43
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